About Churrascaria Plataforma Brazilian Steakhouse

Churrascaria Plataforma Brazilian Steakhouse is a Rodizio style restaurant. Rodizio is a method of serving meat that originated in the south of Brazil in the early 1800's. The concept is to serve a wide variety of different cuts of beef - sirloin, baby beef, top round, skirt steak, short ribs, brisket, rib eye; pork - ham, pork ribs, sausage, pork loin, suckling pig; chicken - chicken legs, chicken hearts; turkey - wrapped in bacon; lamb, fish, etc. in succession, to each diner individually right at their table. A meal typically begins with a trip to the gourmet salad bar, which features a variety of vegetables and composed salads in addition to four hot dishes. We also serve a selection of side dishes at your table. The main course, the highlight of the meal, will start when you flip your coaster-sized "chip" from the red side to the green side, signaling the meat cutters you're ready to be served.

316 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazilian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday & Monday- Noon to 10 PM
Tuesday through Thursday: 12 PM to 11 PM
Friday & Saturday: Noon to Midnight

Cross Street:
Between 8th and 9th Avenues

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 245-0505

Website:
http://plataformaonline.com/

Entertainment:
Live Brazilian Music - Fridays & Saturdays

Parking Details:
Icon Parking Public Lot at 350 West 50th Street, for $12 for 5 hours.

Public Transit:
N, R, W trains to 49th Street, 1 train to 50th Street & C, E Trains to 50th Street

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

In addition to our regular menu, we will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner as well. $65.95 per person. Beverages, dessert, tax or gratuity are not included.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

$65.95 per person. Beverages, dessert, tax or gratuity are not included.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

We will be serving our dinner menu throughout the day. $65.95 per person. Beverages, dessert, tax or gratuity are not included.

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Details
Mon - Tue 4:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 9:45PM

Wed - Thu 4:00PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 11:00PM

Fri 4:00PM - 5:30PM

Private Dining

Conveniently located near Times Square in the Theater District, Plataforma has the perfect space and setting for an intimate gathering or a large corporate event. We offer two private rooms as well as our main dining area which can accommodate any party size up to 300 people.

Churrascaria Plataforma Brazilian Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (48)
Good for Groups (44)
Good for Birthdays (37)
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Good for a Date (34)
Authentic (30)
Fun (27)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Great for Lunch (17)
Casual (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Live Music (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Business Meals (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Paleo Friendly (10)
Romantic (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Healthy (5)
Cozy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
People Watching (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent churascaria restaurant. The salad bar is fabulous as are the cheese rolls served at the table. The assortments of meats are superb--perfectly prepared and very plentiful. A fun place to dine with friends and family who like meat.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

It were a great experience. I thought all the meat would taste the same, luckily I was wrong. Every meats has it own texture and flavor.
However, I didn't know that desserts were excluding from the Prix Fixe. I was a little shock when I receive my bill.
It's worth to enjoy the restaurant on occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Live Music, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding night out! The service was impeccable, the food was delicious, the ambiance superb! A great fit whether out on a date, a family outing, a post work get together, or after the theater this place can handle it. We made plans to return even before we left.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Live Music, Paleo Friendly, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful staff. We were seated immediately and not rushed through our meal even though there was a line. Food was delicious and the drinks fantastic.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I'm afraid Plataforma has lost its edge. I've eaten there no less than 6 times in the last few years. This trip, the salad bar had at least 30%-40% fewer items. It was a typical salad bar with the usual stuff. Not even Hearts of Palm which is local to Brazil.
The meat was the usual. What was missing was the bbq pig on the rolling cart, the smoked salmon and other fish. I had to ask multiple times for a lamb chop. The sausages were good but there was only one variety offered. In the past we tasted different sausages.
If you are a wine drinker, watch out. White wine prices START at $55 and go up steeply from there. It's time to say goodbye to an old favorite.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

A meat haven .. this is one place you cannot say you didn't get enough food! Very friendly and attentive staff ...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very nice restaurant. Food was good, and people very polite and friendly.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food here is amazing, the service was polite and very professional. I will most definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to try Brazilian bbq!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The meats and salad bar were fantastic. I was very surprised that the dessert was not included and cost $10 a piece without them mentioning it was separate from dinner. They immediately bring the dessert cart to the table as they wisk away the last dinner dish - making you think it is part of the dining experience.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Unless you have a company expense account it's way too expensive for the food & dinks you get!

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food worth every penny

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Yummy food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

One of the better Brazilian steakhouses in the area. Lots of options on the salad bar and the meat choices are pretty amazing.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I felt it was overpriced. The beef was nice and cooked well. Lamb was over cooked, sausages average, chicken dry. My partner did not have that much, so paying the full price was not value for money. Even for me I felt a little short changed by the offer.
If you go here, make sure you are very hungry and don't bother with the salad at the start, it just pre fills you and then you can't eat as much of the meat as required to get some value.
I went on a recommendation, but a little disappointed.
The service was good though.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent Brazilian styled served and carved at your table!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I've been coming to Churrascaria Plataforma for several occasions. The last time I had been here was around mid-2016.

The service this occasion was subpar as water refills were infrequent. In addition, the servers with the meat were not as common. The selection of meat was limited than the previous times I had gone.

The increase in the prix fixe is also not worth it, considering the average service.

I was honestly disappointed with the overall experience on this occasion. I would probably not go again for at least a couple of years.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent food. Come hungry because it is expensive but worth it !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Phenomenal meal, as always. Thank you, Plataforma.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

If you like steak - this place is for you. Great for Pre-Theatre - pace yourself, you don't have to have every offering that comes by your table. Salad bar is well stocked, but remember why you're there - STEAK.

Desserts are also a total win - make sure you leave room!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Love everything about this place from the staff to the selection of meat and the salad were wonderful. Will definitely come back again and again and again

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2017

High quality food and observant staff members who go the extra step to provide great service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always a pleasure going here for some great grilled meat, chicken and turkey. The food has been consistently good over the years and never disappoints. The service is always good as well. The waiters are very attentive. It was my Mom's birthday and they made her feel very special.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

If you're looking for a blowout experience of superb food, attentive service, and more goodies than you can digest in a year, this is the place. Absolutely fab.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

been eating out for over 30 years, this is by far one of the best restaurants my wife and I have ever been to. If I had to pick 1 negative it would be the cost of a pitcher of Sangria, $44.00, 15 percent of the entire bill. Aside from that the place is a home run and I can't wait to go back!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Casual, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our Broadway show was cancelled but we already had reservations and a car lined up to go to churrascaria platforma I'm so glad we went it was as amazing and fun as it always is We didn't have to rush to get to a theater and totally enjoyed the time spent there

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I can’t even explain how cool it was!!! Nice job guys! It was fabulous!!! Thank you a lot!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Parm encrusted pork tenderloin and lamb leg were my favorite. Come hungry, leave very full.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 9, 2017

A fun destination spot, too noisy, but in a boistrous way. The selection of meat is copious and almost all of it was delicious, some--the baby lamb chops, the beef ribs--spectacular. The salad bar is excellent with delicious Braziailian choices such as feijoada. I was only sorry that they were out of bacalhau. The capirinhas were good and very strong.
If one is hungry, it is actually a good value.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Male host seemed a little irritated that we walked thru the back door (but, we were staying in the Belvedere & the door was open +++ or he was irritated that my mother in law was walking too slow?). Otherwise, we had an outstanding experience! All of your staff was topnotch and professional. Definitely will return if we travel back to NYC.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Lives up to its reputation!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

They've really downgraded the salad bar which used to feature large pieces of sushi and other seafood - now it's all gone... but the same prices are still there!

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints. Amazing food and service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Nice place to go, good foods awesome meats but expensive

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The Grand Dame of Churrascaria has grayed a bit. When it was new and the first Brazilian steakhouse around it was real special. Big crowds, buzz in the air, greater variety of meats. Still tasty, easy to get reservations but so many other beef choices.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Outstanding quality and diversity of beef, served continually at-table until you tell them to stop. An excellent salad bar, where the term "salad bar" doesn't begin to do justice to the diversity of foods available there.

Weekends there is live Brazilian samba music, for an extra special treat.

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I have been going to this restaurant for the past 17 years. I DO NOT eat meat, but my family and husband do and love it. I usually rave about their amazing salad bar spread, and I eat from it.( They charge you a little less when you just use the salad bar.)
Last Saturday night was my thank you to my husband for my amazing birthday. For the first time in 17 years I didn't like the salad bar. Lots of the salad bar staples were missing, no Brazilian Bakala dish! Poor man sushi, made of vegetables and imitation crab.. but my husband and our guests had great time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great service. The salad bar has everything, so i can see where vegetarian would like it. The meat is wonderful-- Perfectly seasoned. It was a friend's birthday, so they brought out a slice of cake with a sparkler. The desserts are fantastic. A bit on the pricy side. But it includes the salad bar, and several sides. It's actually very fair given the location and ambiance. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday - service is amazing, unfortunately the food is just okay. For a $250 dinner with wine & dessert, I could have definitely had a better meal elsewhere. Overrated for sure

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Love this place!
We try to come here every time we are in the city.
They never disappoint.
If only I could learn to skip the extensive salad bar.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Top notch!

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